Gayle thanks home crowd for Sabina support

July 23, 2016
Chris Gayle

Jamaica Tallawahs captain, Chris Gayle, has praised the support from local fans, which in his view encouraged the team's impressive home run of four straight wins at Sabina Park, in the HERO Motocorp Caribbean Premier League.

The big-hitting batsman who made 23 runs in his team's 36-run win over the Barbados Tridents on Wednesday night, said no ease up despite his team qualifying for the knockout stages.

"I got to say the crowd has been fantastic, and I want to thank them for their support all four days they came out and supported us, so it's just fantastic to actually win four home games, so we move on to Florida and, hopefully, we can keep the momentum going and see if we can actually get both games again and go straight to the final," Gayle shared in a post-match interview.

The Tallawahs, who have lost one game so far this campaign, will face the St Lucia Zouks on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, at the Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Florida.

According to the Jamaican, Wednesday's win took much pressure off his team, but notes they will be going all out to keep the momentum going and keep winning.

"There is a little bit of pressure off of us but we still have two important games to play," he said, while admitting that the departure of South African fast bowler Dale Steyn from the team will be a blow.

Steyn bagged four wickets for 27 then boarded a plane back home to South Africa along with countrymen AB de Villiers and Wayne Parnell who will attend the annual South African Cricketers Association awards ceremony.

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